Welcome to Camp Oskemo! Where mayham and madness rule supreme! Unfortunitly, some of the jokes become heinous as unresponsible filmmakers try and make light of poisoning and drug induced rape. It's one half ANIMAL HOUSE, a quarter of MEATBALLS, and a quarter of PORKY'S. Watch for the girl who almost gets killed, by being run over by a tank. Moral of story: Fuck the man!
Director: Joseph Ruben
Summary: College students Kavell (Michael Lembeck) and Bergman (Philip Casnoff) spend a summer waiting tables and creating havoc at an upstate New York summer camp, aided by their unbalanced fellow waiter Grossman (Dennis Quaid). Their antics include drugging the campers and driving a tank through the camp. Meanwhile, they battle the junior waiters and try to make time with female counselors Vicki (Lisa Shure) and Evie (Fran Drescher).
My Thoughts: "I found this movie to be silly and funny. Has some very unique characters. Dennis Quaid had to be my favorite of the bunch. His character was a bit insane. I also loved the wino in the film. Him playing cards with himself was quite amusing. It was nice seeing Fran Drescher in a younger role as well. Love the 80's, the films and the music of the area. Just a fun watch. The kind of film where you can just shut the brain off and enjoy the silliness of it."
Supposedly the debut of Rosanna Arquette, but unfortunately you barely see her. She has perhaps three lines the whole movie.
You also get to see Fran Drescher in a pre-Nanny role, and you get to see quite a bit of her. She's not yet using that irritating nasal squeal that became her trademark later on.
GORP is a laugh a minute riot, and is really a hidden comedy gem with some pretty raunchy stuff even by today's standards. So if you like your comedies completely out there and utterly absurd then GORP is the movie for you...